Hestand Stadium was filled with the young, old and young-at-heart as it hosted the 74th annual Southeast Arkansas District Livestock Show and Rodeo last week.

Hestand Stadium was filled with the young, old and young-at-heart as it hosted the 74th annual Southeast Arkansas District Livestock Show and Rodeo last week.


The week included plenty of food, fun, fellowship and entertainment for the entire family. Senior Citizens-Students Day offered senior citizens throughout Southeast Arkansas an opportunity to participate in entertainment, health screenings and health education, games and booths. The parade in downtown Pine Bluff Thursday signaled the beginning of the rodeo, sponsored by the Arkansas Rodeo Association.


While most attended the fair for fun and games, others where there to compete in the different talent shows, queen competitions, horticulture, home economics or 4-H exhibits.


Ashley Granderson was selected as the Jefferson County Fair Queen during the Jefferson County Youth Queen and Talent Show. Granderson is a graduate of White Hall High School and is currently a freshman at Southeast Arkansas College. She will represent Jefferson County in the Fair Queen competition at the Arkansas State Fair, scheduled for Oct. 11-20 at Little Rock.


The Jefferson County Talent Show also featured 20 entries in six talent categories. Categories and winners were:


• Instrumental solo — Sydney Foster, first place


• Vocal Solo — Pashu’Ar Grissom, first place


• Dance Solo — Delaney Dalton, first place; Zoey Stubbs, second place


• Dance Group — Delaney Dalton, Kayla Stone, and Rachael Lochman, first place


• Vocal Group — Monkevis Edwards, Maleek Ware, Martel Culclager and Devonte Russell, first place; Daphae Dunn, Asia Abraham, and Alexis James, second place.


Winners in the 2013 4-H educational exhibit were:


• 1st place — Koinonia 4-H Club of Drew County


• 2nd Place — Arkansas County 4-H Teen Leaders Club


• 3rd Place — Calhoun County 4-H


• 4th Place — Lonoke Wild Rabbits 4-H Club


• 5th Place — Rison FFA


Winners in the Extension Homemakers Club educational exhibit were:


• 1st Place — Prairie Gems EHC of Arkansas County


• 2nd Place — Night Owls EHC of Drew County


• 3rd Place — Fordyce EHC of Dallas County


• 4th Place — Jefferson County EHC


• 5th Place — "Y" EHC of Cleveland County


• 6th Place — Thornton EHC of Calhoun County


Winners for the horticulture/field crops were:


Fruits and Vegetables – Junior Division


• Best of Show: Gourds — Zarreya Litzsey, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Onions — Ingram Rivers, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Pears – Riley Jones, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Herbs (Mint) – Braylin Butler, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Peppers (jalapeno) Ingram Rivers, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Garlic – Braylin Butler, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Collards – Diamond Rivers, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Watermelon – Braylin Butler, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Walnuts – Drevion Stanley, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Persimmon – Zarreya Litzsey, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Pomegranate – Jose Cartagena, Jeffeson County


Ornamentals – Junior Division


Best of Show: Caladium — Takia Rivers, Jefferson County


Grand Award – Junior Division


Gourd – Zarreya Litzsey, Jefferson County


Fruits and Vegetables – Senior Division


• Best of Show: Sweet Potato – Shannon Cummings, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Carrots – Pramod Patel, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Herbs – Mike Badovick, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Tomatoes — Elvin Pruitt, Bradley County


• Best of Show: Gourds – Linda Cooper, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Sunflower – Mike Badovick, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Field Peas – Shannon Cummings, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Peppers – Lillian Hemphill, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Watermelon – Linda Cooper, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Squash (Winter) – Mike Badovick, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Greens – Lynn Carr, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Cucumber – Mike Badovick, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Radishes – Pramod Patel, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Pears – Lynda Davis, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Snap Beans – Pramod Patel, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Black Walnuts – Dee Kindrick, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Garlic – Mike Badovick, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Zucchini – Lawrence Mayer, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Squash (Yellow) – Lillian Hamphill, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Eggplant – Lawrence Mayer, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Okra (Regular) – Pramod Patel, Jefferson County


• Best of Show: Onions – Lynn Wooley, Cleveland County


• Best of Show: Pumpkin – Mike Badovick, Jefferson County


Ornamentals – Senior Division


Best of Show: African Violet – Barbara Hubanks, Jefferson County


Grand Award – Senior Division


African Violet – Barbara Hubanks, Jefferson County